OK, I'm short and I thought I could make me some stylishly baggy shorts that I spied in the Burdastyle June issue. They seriously need some long skinny legs, which I am not sporting. Anyway, I started at the hem and took one inch on either side and angled the straight ruler to the bottom of the hip area on the outside and the crotch on the inside of the leg. Ta da! they work for my body style.
No wrinkles under the hiney or at the crotch! I forgot how absolutely fabulous the pant fit on Burdastyle were. This past Spring, I did 5 muslins on the Thurow pants because I love that pattern and wanted them to fit me better.
Here are the welt pockets that I did with the big doo-hickey below. The top is the Dritz bound button holer that I bought for about $16.00 on Ebay and the other is a double welt pocket maker from Clotilde. They are super easy to use and make pretty good welts or bound buttonholes. They work exactly the same way and they come with instructions. Collette patterns has a tute on the bound button hole maker. Bound Button Hole Tutorial with Dritz Tool
Anyways, thanks for reading!
PS: Only if interested: I have a pre-order for some new products this week. I have my best prices on pre-orders BTW. My favorite new product is a measuring wheel in inches that will fit on the Olfa 45mm rotary cutter. Measuring your armholes and necklines are way easier with a wheel than a ruler.
More info at: SA Curve